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BTS tapped as tourism ambassadors for Seoul in latest campaign

/ 04:13 PM October 28, 2018

Image: K-pop boy band BTS. Image: AFP/Philippe Lopez

K-pop phenom BTS has been tapped to front the city of Seoul’s latest tourism campaign which conspicuously targets Millennials and Generation Z consumers.

Dubbed “My Seoul Playlist”, the social media campaign invites fans to create their own travel “playlist” or wish list of top tourist activities which are grouped under seven themes: K-Wave, Delicious, Extreme, Historic, Relaxing, Fashionable and Exclusive. Seven themes, for the seven members of the boy-band.

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For the Extreme category, BTS frontman RM (formerly known as Rap Monster) suggests climbing Mount Bukhansan, or visiting the Water Bomb Festival splash park.

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And Jung Kook suggests K-food lovers try an authentic charcoal grill Korean barbecue restaurant, shaved Korean ice dessert and street food for a well-rounded epicurean experience.

After creating their own playlist of four experiences on the website, fans can share their picks on Facebook for the chance to win prizes that range from a three-night hotel stay in the city, $20 (around P1000) worth of Amazon gift cards and BTS photocards.

Contest closes Nov. 11. JB

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